| Erythraeidae, Parasitengona, Trombidiidae, Trombidiformes, Prostigmata|
Leptus is a genus of large mites belonging to the family Erythraeidae; they resemble members of the related genus Balaustium, but can be distinguished by the eyes, which in Leptus species are set much further forward on the body than in Balaustium species.
Selected species:Leptus ariel Southcott, 1989
Leptus intermedius Meyer & Ryke, 1959
Leptus monteithi Southcott, 1993
Leptus pozzoicus Ryszard, 2007